The Fulton County special grand jury investigating possible criminal interference in Georgia’s 2020 elections has issued subpoenas for Rudy Giuliani, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and several others in former President Donald Trump’s team. The special grand jury also subpoenaed attorney and podcast host Jacki Pick Deason.
The subpoenas, which were filed Tuesday in Fulton County, cite appearances in December 2020 by Giuliani and Eastman before Georgia’s state Senate where they blamed Trump’s loss to Democrat Joe Biden on disproven claims of widespread voter fraud. Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, testified in front of Georgia lawmakers on several occasions in late 2020.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has been investigating whether Trump broke Georgia’s election laws, specifically citing audio of a separate call in which Trump urged Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes” to overturn the state’s certified election results because “we won the state.”
The 23-person special grand jury, which was seated in May from a pool of 200 candidates, has begun hearing evidence. Raffensperger and Georgia Attorney Chris Carr testified in June, while Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is scheduled to give video testimony later this month.
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